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Let's Dance! The Believe in Yourself Project Donates Dresses to Underprivileged Girls for School Dance

MAR 2016 | Sam Sisakhti, founder of Believe in Yourself Project & UsTrendy with The Boys & Girls of  Boston.
photo credit: the believe in yourself project

The Believe in Yourself Project is a non-profit charity organization dedicated to providing dresses to underprivileged (yet deserving) young girls to wear at school functions. With the digital age we’re in, young girls are overwhelmed, pressured, and pushed to appear “picture perfect” to appeal to the outrageous societal standard placed upon them.

The Believe in Yourself Project vows to dedicated its time to the gainful advancement and empowerment of young girls while promoting positive body image through a mentoring program.

It is the belief of TBIYP that every young girl should feel confident regardless of her physicalities or financial circumstance. TBIYP seeks to revolutionize and reverse some of the negative present day messages into one of positivity and encouragement -- so that all girls may believe in themselves.
"We hope to dispel the notion that you need to be a size 0 in order to be beautiful." - Sam Sisakhti, UsTrendy Founder and CEO
Sam Sisakhti, the founder and CEO of UsTrendy, the world's largest Independent Fashion ecommerce website created The Believe in Yourself Project after seeing the unhealthy body image placed upon our young girls. UsTrendy is ranked as a top 500 online retailer in the second edition of the Internet Retailer Top 500 along with one of the 5 fastest growing e-tailers. UsTrendy serves as an online fashion marketplace to over 20,000 sellers from 100 countries.

JAN 2017 | Dresses were donated to The Boys & Girls Club of Washington D.C.
photo credit: the believe in yourself project
Sisakhti shared with WWD how he wants to use the samples sent to UsTrendy for good: "In order to sell on the UsTrendy web site you have to send samples for us to check the quality. We used to just give them out to bloggers or celebrities. Then we decided, 'Why don't we put these to good use?'" Sisakhti said. "I'll also outright buy dresses from the sellers, but the majority is stuff that we have gathered over the years."
"It is truly amazing experience to hear many of the girls say that they now have the confidence to attend their first school dance, now that they have a dress that they feel good about wearing." - Sam Sisakhti.
Dress donations will be occurring over the next few months in various cities across the country. The Believe in Yourself Project next stop will be in New Hampshire on March 2nd.

Believe in Yourself is part of a broader initiative. TBIYP are currently in talks with various influential women who at one time or another have struggled with body image, encouraging them to serve as speakers and mentors to the girls within the program. TBIYP are in the process of setting up mentoring programs around the country.

NOV 2016 | Dresses were donated to The Boys & Girls Club of  Bangor, Maine.
photo credit: the believe in yourself project
If you would like to donate to The Believe in Yourself Project, please follow this link:
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